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Frost dates info request and seed starting

Posted by sujiwan 6-7 MD (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 4, 06 at 16:30

Hey out there!

I'm getting the urge to gear up the grow light system.

Someone please help me with our frost dates for Maryland-I'm in Westminster, zone 6. Not warmer Baltimore which is what the usual online sources give... Someone close to me with some probable dates?

OK--tomato and pepper seed starting. Last year, I was too early. Do we count back from Mother's Day by 8 weeks for tomato seed starting? And 10 for peppers?

Does anyone start broccoli and other cruciferous veg right now under lights to put in the ground very early spring?


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RE: Frost dates info request and seed starting

Hi, sujiwan - Victory Seeds has a listing of frost dates for other cities in MD - perhaps Hagerstown's dates would be appropriate for you (they're Zone 6, too).

Here is a link that might be useful: Victory Seeds frost date listing

RE: Frost dates info request and seed starting

Greetings from Westminster! I live near McDaniel College. I have seen published last frost dates anywhere between April 15 and May 15. I tend to be pretty conservative on my planting out dates, so I go with May 15. I figure if I put all that work into the seedlings, I'm sure not going to let them freeze to death!

Based on watching the blooming plants in Baltimore City, I'd say we are a good 2 to 3 weeks behind the downtown business district.

RE: Frost dates info request and seed starting

On, put in your zip code, then select "Month" and move forward to April. It will tell you the historical averages, mins, and maxes, for the dates not within a 20-day present spread.

On April 1, you can move to historicals for May.

This is as good or better for me that official frost dates, because I can decide how risky I want to be.

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